During an original investigation into the violent attack on Deputy Speaker Dost Mohammad Mazari and law enforcement agencies during the Saturday session marred by unprecedented violence, at least 15 members of the Punjab Assembly, such as Q-League leader Chaudhry Parvez Elahi, his private security chief, former secretary of the assembly Mohammad Khan Bhatti, and others, have been identified as prime suspects.
According to police investigations, former SP and retired Major Faisal allegedly sent some private men into the House on the ‘command’ of Speaker Elahi, who was fighting the chief minister’s election that Deputy Speaker Mazari was supposed to administer on a court directive.
According to a source close to the situation, investigators discovered that retired Maj Faisal, who was Mr Elahi’s head security officer, arrived with a group of other individuals dressed in Punjab Assembly security department uniforms.
The officer explained that he had been engaged in the Punjab police on a contract basis 15 years ago on Mr Elahi’s advice, explaining his previous affiliation with the Gujarat Chaudhrys. Mr Elahi hired him as his main security officer after his contract was cancelled under the PML-rule. N’s The officer explained that he has been serving the Chaudhrys since then.
In surveillance footage, investigators see 15 MPAs, including Parvez Elahi, his security chief and former assembly secretary.
Many additional people, including 14 MPAs and the then-secretary of the assembly, Mohammad Khan Bhatti, were named as main suspects in the investigations by Deputy Speaker Mazari and police.
The Fourteen MPAs included Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf leaders Umar Tanveer, Wasiq Qayyum Abbasi, Malik Taimoor Masood, Khayyal Ahmad Kastro, Mohammad Waris Aziz, Umar Farooq, Shahbaz Ahmad, Malik Nadeem Abbas, Mahinder Pall Singh, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Nadeem Qureshi, Ejaz Khan, and Shuja
In the Punjab Assembly, they allegedly thrashed, manhandled, and tormented Deputy Speaker Dost Mohammad Mazari. According to an official document, “these suspects battered Mr Mazari and beat him up with kicks and punches in an attempt to kill him.”
Mr Elahi, Mr Bhatti, special secretary Amir Habib, secretary coordination Anayatullah, security officer Sardar Akbar Nasir, and retired Major Faisal, along with numerous unidentified private individuals, rescued him under stiff resistance, according to the statement.
They assaulted and thrashed a number of provincial legislators, according to the document, which also noted that the suspects shamelessly disregarded the law of the land, bringing shame and disgrace to the sanctity of the provincial parliament.
The official revealed that the police had collected footage of the incident to identify all the suspects who took law into their own hands during the inquiry into the case filed against over a dozen politicians and other private men on Saturday night.
The FIR was filed when DSP Shahzad Manzoor filed a complaint against unnamed people at the Qilla Gujjar Singh Police Station.